Of all the gods in antiquity, no one was more often worshipped than
Mercury, the Roman Mercurius. In addition to being named in
numerous inscriptions, bronze Mercury figures have been found that
were placed on household altars ("lararium").
Several dedication areas have been identified as cave shrines, for example at Heiligenberg by Heidelberg and on Ziegetsdorfer Höhe by Regensburg.
The Roman god Mercury is often connected with a Germanic or Celtic deity as "interpretatio Romana". Examples include the worship of "Mercurius Cimbrianus" and "Mercurius Arvernorix" at Greinberg by Miltenberg. In Gaul the depiction of "Mercury with child" was displayed in the Mithraic shrine in Stockstadt.
Mattern 2005, 22.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung